14 episodes

Welcome to the All About Kids Podcast brought to you by All About Kids (@aaakcares), the leading provider of children’s therapeutic and educational services in New York. This podcast will dive deep into discussions on children’s developmental needs and the stories of parents and other adults who have dealt with developmental disorders.

Each conversation on this show is an extension of our mission: to create a world where all children have access to intervention allowing them to live a full and rich life without restriction, where parents have access to the information and training they need to support their child’s therapy and special education needs, and where disabilities, therapy, and special education can be openly discussed without stigma.

Produced by Auxoro (@auxoro).

All About Kids Podcast All About Kids

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Welcome to the All About Kids Podcast brought to you by All About Kids (@aaakcares), the leading provider of children’s therapeutic and educational services in New York. This podcast will dive deep into discussions on children’s developmental needs and the stories of parents and other adults who have dealt with developmental disorders.

Each conversation on this show is an extension of our mission: to create a world where all children have access to intervention allowing them to live a full and rich life without restriction, where parents have access to the information and training they need to support their child’s therapy and special education needs, and where disabilities, therapy, and special education can be openly discussed without stigma.

Produced by Auxoro (@auxoro).

    ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Part 1: The Foundations Of ABA, Parents As Detectives, & De-escalating Unwanted Behavior

    ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Part 1: The Foundations Of ABA, Parents As Detectives, & De-escalating Unwanted Behavior

    This time on the All About Kids Podcast, I sit down with Sandi Lebenns-Mosher, the ABA Program Supervisor at All About Kids to discuss the foundations of ABA, Applied Behavior Analysis. We get into the fundamentals of ABA as a practice, how you can teach parents to be detectives, step-by-step examples of how to diffuse unwanted behaviors of your child in real-world situations, communication of non-verbal children, Visual learning, and more. This is the first part of a multi-part series on ABA, so make you’re subscribed to the All About Kids Podcast to not miss an episode!

    • 41 min
    Jenn Cody: Sensory Diets (Part 2)

    Jenn Cody: Sensory Diets (Part 2)

    This time, I sit down with Jennifer Cody, an occupational therapist with over a decade of experience, and the OT & PT Supervisor at All About Kids. This is episode is the second of a two-part series on sensory diets.

    In this episode, Jenn walks me through how to implement sensory diets in an increasingly digital world, what to do if you are in need of a sensory diet without access to an OT, the different senses and how they are integrated into the diet, will my child outgrow her sensory issues, and more. If you'd like to reach out with a question, comment, or anything related to the podcast, you can send us an email at hello@aakcares.com.

    • 43 min
    Jenn Cody: Sensory Diets (Part 1)

    Jenn Cody: Sensory Diets (Part 1)

    In this episode of All About Kids, Zach talks with Jennifer Cody about the long-overdue buzz around the importance of sensory processing. Increasingly parents and teachers are recognizing the powerful impacts of environmental feedback, which is exciting for occupational therapists like Jenn, who is also a supervisor at AAK. She has devoted her career to giving kids the tools they need to recognize and manage stressors. In Part I of a two-part episode, Jenn defines and explains what constitutes a “sensory diet,” best practices, and strategies to implement. Helping every child reach an “optimal state” means meeting them where they are and tailoring a program that works not just for them but also at home and in the classroom. Working collaboratively and incorporating a realistic “diet” of activities is key. Jenn details specific programs that include activities helpful to kids – and that would very likely be helpful to anyone coping with stress, anxiety, or overload at any age or stage of life!

    • 36 min
    Jerry Rothwell: The Reason I Jump, Living As A Non-Speaking Autistic Person, Sensory Perception, & The Power Of Nature

    Jerry Rothwell: The Reason I Jump, Living As A Non-Speaking Autistic Person, Sensory Perception, & The Power Of Nature

    In this episode of all about kids, Zach talks with Jerry Rothwell, a documentary filmmaker who has made films like Town of Runners, How To Change the World, Heavy Load, and most recently, The Reason I Jump, inspired by the writings of a young non-speaking autistic boy. The film centers around the central question of the author, Naoki Higashida, ‘could you imagine how your life would be if you couldn’t say what you wanted?’ Through groundbreaking visual and audio techniques, Rothwell brings to light beautiful stories of those often overlooked and invisible in a way that leaves the viewer profoundly changed. In this episode, Jerry and Zach get into the challenges of making a film centered around non-speaking people, the unique way the audio was recorded, Jerry’s journey as a filmmaker, and more.

    • 59 min
    Faye Miah: Overcoming Common Teletherapy Obstacles, Growing Up In Vietnam, & Hearing A Child's First Words

    Faye Miah: Overcoming Common Teletherapy Obstacles, Growing Up In Vietnam, & Hearing A Child's First Words

    In this episode of all about kids, Zach talks with Faye Miah, a speech-language pathologist whose path to helping kids is both unusual and inspiring. A native of Vietnam, she was first exposed to the world of speech rehabilitation through annual visits to her hometown by Operation Smile, an international nonprofit that provides a range of surgeries and complimentary services for people in developing countries with cleft palate and other orthodontic challenges. She saw first-hand the impacts of enabling communication, which set her on a course to acquire her specialty. Since graduating from Washington State University, she has not only evolved as a speech therapist, she has also developed unique digital materials to support her work remotely.

    Zach and Faye discuss her pediatric practice, the transformational impacts of her experience working with adult head and neck cancer patients, tools and tips to help both practitioners and parents adapt to pandemic challenges. As an added bonus, Faye shares a bit about how she has managed to balance her professional persona as a speech therapist with her persona as a beauty and lifestyle “influencer” with substantial social media followings on YouTube and Instagram. This is a woman with smarts, heart, and a fascinating story.

    • 48 min
    Dominic Trevisan: How People With Autism Process Emotions, An Intro To Interoception, & COVID's Effect On Autism Research

    Dominic Trevisan: How People With Autism Process Emotions, An Intro To Interoception, & COVID's Effect On Autism Research

    In this episode of all about kids, Zach talks with Dominic Trevisan, a psychologist who focuses on autistic research. Dominic shares how he became interested in autistic research and explains how the autistic mind processes information differently.

    Zach and Dominic discuss how the changes from COVID may impact children and people with autism, as well as the importance of facial expressions in determining the emotions of others. Dominic also explains his current research involving interoceptive signals and how they are linked to emotions.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

zg3cg ,

Great insights on speech therapy and the realities of being a therapist!

Solid podcast

Fanance 1 ,

Director

The questions asked are very insightful.
The subject matter will be very encouraging to people with autism and motivate them to strive to accomplish all they can.

Having a professional speak with autism about their challenges and accomplishments will encourage and motivate others with disabilities to strive for their goals because they hear a person with autism who has achieved their own goals personally and professionally.

swilkz11 ,

Professional & refreshing

Refreshing to listen to different people’s experience with developmental disabilities. Sometimes funny, sometimes encouraging - great podcast!

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